Symphonia for South Africa is celebrating the inclusion of its flagship programme, Partners for Possibility (PfP), in the the Vanguard cohort of the Million Lives Club (MLC), a global initiative which recognises innovators and social entrepreneurs who are making a significant impact in addressing global development challenges.
In reaching this milestone, PfP has successfully scaled their solutions to impact the lives of over 1 million people. PfP first joined the Million Lives Club initiative as a Voyager Member in October 2019.
PfP Founder and CEO of Symphonia for South Africa Louise van Rhyn said: “We are humbled by this validation of the PfP programme that continues to have a transformative impact on the lives of our participants and their respective communities. We are eager to leverage the benefits of greater visibility, shared learning and the funding opportunities that come with being a Vanguard member, but also understand that a recognition of this nature and its associated benefits comes with even greater responsibility.”
PfP partners business leaders with principals from under-resourced schools in a year-long, collaborative and practical journey. Since 2011, the programme has impacted education outcomes in over 1000 schools in every province of South Africa by strengthening the leadership of school principals whose influence on the quality of teaching and learning in the school is pivotal. To date, this process has transformed the lives of over 1 million learners.